The Site Hazard Assessment program investigates complaints involving air, water, or soil contamination. Environmental Health staff follows up on complaints regarding properties that may be contaminated by chemical spills or releases and illegal chemical waste disposal.
Environmental Health receives these complaints through referrals from the Department of Ecology. Upon Ecology’s referral, Environmental Health inspects the property to determine if the complaint is justified and decides if further assessment work should be done at the property. If you see a spill or other environmental problem, call Department of Ecology's Northwest Regional Office at (425) 649-7000. Complaint forms are also available online at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/forms/nerts_online/NWRO_nerts_online.html.
Site Hazard Assessment - After the initial investigation, if further work is needed, Environmental Health will conduct a Site Hazard Assessment under the direction of Department of Ecology. The Site Hazard Assessment information is used to rank the site from 1 to 5 (1 being most hazardous) to estimate the potential threat to human and environmental health that the property poses in its current condition. For a list of contaminated sites in